Margaret “Peggy” Ann Eland Truchan, 77, of Bentleyville, Gibson, died unexpectedly Saturday, November 23, 2013 in the emergency department of the Canonsburg General Hospital.
She was born August 19, 1936 in California, a daughter of Norman Ray Eland and Mary E. Sable Eland.
A graduate of Charleroi High School, Mrs. Truchan was a member of the Ave Maria Parish, Bentleyville.
Surviving are her husband, John Truchan; four children, Carol Jane Kerr (Thomas) of Monongahela, James Truchan (Ronda) of Tampa, Florida, William Truchan (Sandra) of St. Mary’s and JoAnn Truchan of Imperial; grandchildren, Kathleen and Patricia Kerr, Nina Trice, Anin, Benjamin and Abraham Truchan; great-granddaughter, Raquel Buzalka; sister, Norma J. Fava (Louis) of Bentleyville; brother, Robert J. Eland (Deborah) of Tampa, Florida and several nieces and nephews.
Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home, Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255, where a prayer service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, November 27 followed at 10:30 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial in Ave Maria Parish, Bentleyville with the Reverend Edward L. Yuhas, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visit www.thompson-marodi.com to leave a condolence message, order flowers and share photos.